August 17, 2012

Photo Op: Alta Vista de Boracay

Owned and managed by DMCI Homes, Alta Vista de Boracay is located in Barangay Yapak in the northwestern part of Boracay Island. We had a quick opportunity to visit the resort during our trip last month. Alas, we didn't have time to tour the vast four-hectare property. We had a glimpse though of a number of  cluster buildings which house a total of 500 rooms.

Immediately upon entering the lobby, I was drawn to the resort's infinity pool set amid the hilltop.  

The resort's secluded ambiance is a perfect foil for the maddening crowd in the island's White Beach area. Lounging by this poolside is sure to relax one's mind and soul. Just order a refreshing drink at the nearby restaurant and you're set ;)

Going back to the lobby, I appreciated the use of indigenous material like the bamboo reeds which lined the entire sloping ceiling. This provided a soft visual texture which contrasted against the tiled floor. In addition, the capiz panels allowed natural light to come in, giving a bright and airy feeling to the huge lobby. The lighting fixtures also made use of our native materials. Notice the capiz chandelier hung in the middle, anchored by a tree trunk adorned with more capiz lanterns. Native reed lanterns were also lined above the reception desk.

Here's a closer look at the juxtaposition of the indigenous materials. My compliments go to the designer for imbibing the tropical theme and making good use of locally available decor materials.

For more information about Alta Vista de Boracay Resort, view their website by clicking here.

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